No Democratic Guarantee in Myanmar and US

Oct 27, 2020

The presidential elections in Myanmar have been set for November 8, just days after the US goes to the polls on November 3. Both countries have a history of keeping minorities in line by blocking their ability to vote and hold office. A brief comparison between the two is enough to illustrate...

The West Must Help Myanmar Escape China’s Embrace

Jul 29, 2020

On July 2, Myanmar became the only country in India’s immediate neighborhood to accuse China of interference in its internal affairs. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the Tatmadaw or the combined armed forces of Myanmar, accused China of arming terrorist groups like the...

Rohingya Refugee Camps Are the Next Frontline in COVID-19 Fight

Apr 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a truly global crisis, challenging even the most advanced health systems and economies in the world. But more devastation looms as the novel coronavirus has not yet reached many of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Among them are more than 900,000 Rohingya...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Defense of Genocide

Dec 13, 2019

The specter of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace laureate, standing before the UN’s highest legal body to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide is striking. Suu Kyi was once the revered face of international human rights, but she is now defending the most indefensible of crimes. But beyond...

How Deep Are the Roots of Democracy in Southeast Asia?

Mar 04, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Joshua Kurlantzick, a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. Bordered by China to the north and India to the west, Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most promising economies, some of the biggest...

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